Sustentabilidad para México and Green Business Certification Inc. Announce GBCI México

Mexico City—(October 16, 2017)—Sustentabilidad para México (SUMe), the green building council for México, and GBCI, the certifying body for all LEED projects and the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally, announced the formation of GBCI México.


Where in Mexico is LEED being used?

Today, Mexico's architects, construction firms, energy companies, city planners, enterprises and politicians are working together to create the sustainable cities of tomorrow.

Mexico is the home to 139 LEED-certified and 460 LEED-registered projects, totaling 13,168,705 gross square meters of space. From hospitality to retail, whether single projects or those using LEED volume certification, the projects in Mexico represent the diversity and breadth inherent in LEED. 

Check out a few of Mexico's most impressive projects below.


Attend a LEED Platinum building tour and workshop in Mexico City

Spend a morning exploring the LEED Platinum CENTRO University building in Mexico City, and gain inspiration and insight as you learn about strategies the project managers employed and the certification process.

Hosted by USGBC Education Partner SUMe, the tour will be led by Alfredo L. Mariscal, LEED Project Manager for AKF. He will walk through tactics the project employed when tackling specific LEED credits and overcoming challenges to ultimately achieve LEED Platinum certification.


Greenwatch Latin America: How ecotourism is changing Costa Rica’s hospitality sector

2016 was the strongest year on record for LEED-certified hotels in Latin America, with 60 percent more projects compared with 2015, and nearly double those of 2014. Today, there are 38 LEED-certified spaces in the region, and over three times as many pursuing LEED. Costa Rica is leading this trend in Latin America, with 20 percent of all certified LEED projects, and nearly four times as many projects in the pipeline.


Updated LEED in Motion: Mexico report shows the latest projects, professionals and resources

With USGBC executives and staff in Mexico this week to discuss green buildings and the future of LEED, we present an updated LEED in Motion: Mexico report. Originally released in June 2015, LEED in Motion: Mexico equipped readers with insight related to the progress of green building in Mexico.